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I have a Lexus RX300 SUV, AWD and both the Check Engine and VSD lights came on about a day after I purchased it used. It has about 105,000 miles. Timing belt and brakes were changed along with some solenoid valve before I bought it. I didn't get codes yet.

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?

2002 and it stays on

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '02 Lexus?

Rx300

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

I tried turning it off with the trip meter button engaged and it didn't do anything

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I guess that's it

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Lexus
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Lexus Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago
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Is there no warranty with this vehicle?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No warranty
Lexus Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

Sounds like they cleared the codes before selling it to you and now your stuck with a ton if problems, did you get the vehicle inspected before buying it?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No, not yet. I was reading about the problem and it sounded like it might just be the O2 sensor???
Lexus Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

it could be caused by a million things, have you had the computer scanned for the codes yet? without the codes there is no way to tell whats causing your check engine light and other warning light

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No, I was going to go to Auto Zone later and scan for codes. It seems to run ok. Verry silent valve tap though
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
They definitely replaced brakes and a solenoid valve before I bought it
Lexus Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

ok let me know what te codes are and we will have a better idea of whats going on

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
OK Thanks. Just one more question and I won't hold you to it. It seems like this vehicle has a history of this problem and bad O2 sensors at 100K miles. Do you happen to know if that's true?
Lexus Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

its all depending on how the previous owner took care of it, there are a few TSB's on them but not directly related to them just being bad, at 100k though they are getting worn and would need to analyzed in a scope to see if they are reading as they should.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Bye
Lexus Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

bye?

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